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State Champs!

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Mustangs beat Tarboro 24-20 for first football championship in school history MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor WINSTON-SALEM — The East Lincoln Mustangs capped a perfect 16-0 run through the regular season and playoffs by defeating the three-time defending state champion Tarboro Vikings 24-20 for the first 2A football state title in…

Wolves fall in season opener to Forestview

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KEN BRADLEY Special to LTN LINCOLNTON — Inexperienced and young. It’s a combination that can scare a head coach one minute and thrill the next. On Friday night, Lincolnton coach Bob Cowie caught glimpses of both as the Wolves dropped their season opener to Forestview, 62-52. “We have a very…

LHS girls lose opener

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KEN BRADLEY Special to LTN LINCOLNTON — Forestview coach Kevin Gurganus’ game plan entering Friday night’s game at Lincolnton was simple: apply lots of defensive pressure and keep the ball out of the hands of Wolves senior guard Treasure Avery. Check and check. The Jaguars did just that and spoiled…

Results — 12/3/12

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Basketball North Lincoln (3-0) defeated Maiden 55-28 on Friday. Terrell McClain led the Knights with 14 points and was 6-8 on field goals. West Lincoln (2-0) defeated Patton 59-55 on Friday. The Rebels overcame a 26-20 halftime deficit by outscoring Patton 28-12 in the fourth quarter. Brett Huff led West…

Schedules — 12/3/12

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Basketball North Lincoln travels to Bandys at 4 p.m. today. East Lincoln travels to Newton-Conover at 4 p.m. Tuesday. West Lincoln hosts Chase at 4 p.m. Tuesday. Wrestling West Lincoln hosts West Wilkes and East Gaston at 5 p.m. Tuesday.…

Mustangs topple Tarboro to take state football title

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Martin set to be sworn in as commissioner

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Cecelia Martin will be officially sworn in tonight to serve a four-year term on the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners. The Crouse Republican secured her seat with a victory in May’s primary, with no Democratic or unaffiliated challengers in the general election. She’s the third woman…

5 schools honored for positive behavior

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer Five Lincoln County elementary schools were recognized by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI) for their participation and excellence in introducing positive behavior in their classrooms. Catawba Springs, Iron Station, Love Memorial, North Brook and S.R. Lowder elementary schools are among 383 schools chosen…

Missing teen found after answering her cell phone

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Nearly a week after a local teen’s family reported her missing from her Denver residence, Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives found her Friday morning in Gaston County, a Sheriff’s Office press release said. Deputies called Amanda Marie Atkins’ cell phone Friday morning and met up with her…

Lincoln girl playing lead role in Charlotte ‘Nutcracker’ ballet

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer After six years of playing a mouse, a Chinese dancer, a party girl and a variety of other roles, Denver resident Celeste Borman will star as the leading lady in the North Carolina Dance Theatre’s production of “Nutcracker,” opening this weekend. The 13-year-old will dance her…